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LONDON: Saudi Arabia's widely-lauded reforms are no more than a public relations blitz aimed at masking Riyadh's rights record and are "fooling nobody", Amnesty International said on Thursday. Saudi Arabia, a key US ally and the world's largest oil exporter, began to ease its ultraconservative ...
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Amnesty International India on Friday released a human rights charter for political parties taking part in the Karnataka Assembly elections 2018. The organisation is calling for political parties to include six key human rights goals in their election manifestos. "For any political party, an election manifesto is ...
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Amnesty International Chapter will fly kites outside the Nebraska Union on Thursday, March 29, to raise awareness for United States' military's operation of armed drones. According to UNL Amnesty International programmer Allison Black, many civilians across the ...
Ethiopia's incoming prime minister must prioritize addressing the deep-rooted human rights crisis in the country, said Amnesty International following the election of Abiy Ahmed as chairman of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) party, paving the way for him to become the ...

In response to the decision by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to commute the death sentences of prisoners who have been on death row for more than 10 years, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa, Muleya Mwananyanda, said: President Emmerson Mnangagwa's has ...
The Swedish branch of Amnesty International has heard witness accounts from beggars who say they have been harassed and moved by police while begging, Aftonbladet reports. The human rights NGO is now investigating the accounts, which it says suggest Stockholm police in particular may be acting ...
Now Amnesty International has weighed in, albeit in a less profane manner. After surveying more than 1,100 female Twitter users, the consensus is clear: if it's obvious you don't possess a Y chromosome, your life will likely be made miserable in myriad ways. Death threats, rape threats, transphobic and ...
In January Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Disturbingly Announces that their Chinese Partner for iCloud Services will have equal access to Chinese Customer data" and then followed up with a report in February titled "Apple's iCloud in China: When Profits Threaten Privacy." Our report noted ...
The continued imprisonment of Palestinian child activist Ahed Tamimi is a flagrant attempt to intimidate those who dare challenge the circumstances of the ongoing occupation, Amnesty International said today after she was sentenced to eight months and a 5,000 shekels fine (around US$ 1,400) with a ...
Apple's pursuit of profits has left Chinese iCloud users facing huge new privacy risks,” said Nicholas Bequelin, East Asia Director at Amnesty International. “Apple's influential '1984' ad challenged a dystopian future but in 2018 the company is now helping to create one. Tim Cook preaches the importance of ...
Amnesty International has been researching Twitter and online abuse toward women since December 2016. Its newest survey, which included over 1,100 British women, revealed that only 9 percent believe Twitter is doing enough to stop violence and abuse against women, and 78 percent believe they ...
Nigerian security forces failed to act on advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading towards a town where they abducted 110 schoolgirls last month, an investigation by Amnesty International has revealed. The military failed to respond while Boko Haram conducted an armed raid ...
Amnesty International is disappointed at the European Court of Human Rights' ruling refusing to revise its 1978 conclusion that the treatment to which the United Kingdom subjected the 14 'hooded men' in Northern Ireland did not amount to torture. It is important to note that today's Court ruling is not a ...
... Draft Supervision Law in November 2017 for consultation. In its formal submission on the draft law, Amnesty International urged the Chinese government to withdraw the Draft Law and make amendments to ensure any new draft law would be compatible with international human rights law and standards.
Amnesty International alleges that the bulldozing of Rohingya villages has increased since January, and that new roads and structures are being built over them, decreasing the chances of the population being allowed to return to their homes. Besides building infrastructure in western Myanmar's Rakhine ...

A groundbreaking research project by Amnesty International has exposed evidence of serious negligence by oil giants Shell and Eni, whose irresponsible approach to oil spills in the Niger Delta is exacerbating an environmental crisis. Through the Decoders network, an innovative platform developed by ...
Russian authorities are systematically violating the rights of political activists through arbitrary arrests and detentions in a fierce crackdown ahead of the presidential elections on 18 March, Amnesty International said today. Using a draconian law on public assemblies, authorities have deliberately targeted ...
Responding to a video showing Malagasy police beating and humiliating dozens of villagers in the same town where, in February 2017, law enforcement officials turned on citizens and set fire to their houses after two policemen were killed, Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International's Regional Director for ...
Amnesty International urges Mexico to implement the 15 recommendations in the OHCHR report in a timely and effective manner, particularly those related to establishing a genuinely independent and impartial system for criminal investigation, and eradicating human rights violations by government ...
Accompanied by relatives of people killed by police across the Americas, Amnesty International today delivered 64,331 letters and signatures to the office of Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness as part of a campaign that has generated 500,000 actions urging his government to protect victims' families ...
The targeted assassination of Marielle Franco, a 38-year-old human rights defender and city councilor known for denouncing police abuses and extrajudicial executions, is a sickening development that must be fully investigated, said Amnesty International today. Marielle was shot dead in Rio de Janeiro's ...
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia must take a strong stand against ongoing crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya in Myanmar as they meet this weekend, Amnesty International said. Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's State Counsellor and de facto political ...
I was in Mexico two years ago when, in the early hours of the morning, I received a call confirming what you had warned us about so often: that one day they would kill you because of your struggle. At that moment, I knew that we had to take on the quest for justice with the same strength and determination ...
Amnesty International's review of the state of emergency declaration was shared with MPs in an open letter dated 1 March ahead of their debate. The letter called on MPs to refrain from approving the emergency measures unless there were clear amendments ensuring they are proportionate and comply ...
... will have to work around and even against NGOs like Amnesty International to prevent their governments from continuing to destroy one country after another. Top Photo | A Venezuelan man dressed as Uncle Sam, a personification of the U.S government, holding a fake nuke and a placard showing OAS ...
Amnesty International is an independent, global campaign with millions of members who work to advocate for human rights in their communities and around the world. The members do so by investigating and reporting human rights violations and sharing the stories of oppressed individuals. The ASU ...
Analysis of a video released by the Egyptian Armed Forces proves beyond doubt that banned cluster munitions have been used in recent airstrikes in North Sinai, Amnesty International said today. On 21 February, the Egyptian military released a video on its official twitter account of what it claimed were ...
Turkish military, and to a lesser extent Kurdish forces, are carrying out indiscriminate attacks in the embattled Syrian towns of Afrin and Azaz respectively in northern Aleppo, killing scores of civilians, according to eyewitness testimonies obtained and verified by Amnesty International. The organization ...
This Wednesday, Apple will be making some significant changes to how data is stored for users of its iCloud service in China – raising major concerns that the Chinese authorities will now be able to freely monitor Apple's users in China. Apple has a reputation for being a powerful advocate for privacy and ...
The Maldivian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all people who have been arbitrarily detained under the state of emergency solely for exercising their human rights and halt attacks on peaceful protestors, Amnesty International said today. The human rights organization has ...
Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan (second from right) receives Myanmar's Home Minister Kyaw Swe (second from left) in Dhaka on Feb. 16. A human rights report criticizes Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims. But in presenting the findings, Amnesty officials called Bangladesh's ...
Israel's policy of deporting African asylum-seekers to two unnamed African countries is an abdication of its responsibility to refugees and an example of the vicious political measures feeding the "global refugee crisis", Amnesty International said today as the Israeli Supreme Court considers new ...
... James Gomez, Amnesty International's Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said: The vague and broad definition of 'fake news', combined with severe punishments and arbitrary arrest powers for police, shows that this is nothing but a blatant attempt to shield the government from peaceful criticism.
Amnesty International has warned that an “exponential increase” in prosecutions under a controversial Spanish anti-terrorism law is having a chilling effect on satire and dissent and is pushing social media users, musicians and journalists towards self-censorship. The charity is calling for the law to be ...
Some of the policies of President Donald Trump are described as “transparently hateful” in the annual global human rights report from Amnesty International. Among many other findings in the report released February 2018, the organization accused the sitting American president of “injustice” and violating ...
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said the campaign violated its standards, including prohibiting ads "intended to influence public policy" and ads "intended to influence members of the public regarding an issue on which there are varying opinions." According to Amnesty International, the ...
The Maldivian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all people who have been arbitrarily detained under the state of emergency solely for exercising their human rights and halt attacks on peaceful protestors, Amnesty International said today. The human rights organization has ...
Addressing the use of lethal violence, Amnesty International noted that Israeli forces killed 76 Palestinians and one foreign national in 2017, adding that “many, including children, were shot and unlawfully killed while posing no immediate threat to life”. Some killings, Amnesty continued, “appeared to have ...
The systematic crackdown on the rights of refugees and migrants in Hungary continued, while foreign-funded universities and NGOs faced new restrictions, according to Amnesty International's 2017/18 State of the World's Human Rights report. In the report, the international human rights watchdog recalls ...
Some of the policies of President Donald Trump are described as “transparently hateful” in the annual global human rights report from Amnesty International. Among many other findings in the report released February 2018, the organization accused the sitting American president of “injustice” and violating ...
If you've had the sneaking suspicion over the past year that the world is going to hell, you're not alone. Amnesty International's 2017-2018 State of the World's Human Rights Annual Report says that in many countries, the politics of hate and fear are quickly becoming the norm. The report, which covers the ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In Amnesty International's annual report on human rights, the organization praised Taiwan's steps taken to legalize same-sex marriage, however it criticized the country for rejecting the appeal of death row inmate Chiou Ho-shun (邱和順), changing the status of indigenous land, ...
The Amnesty International stresses that Russia continues to deny the international human rights mechanisms the access to the peninsula. "The clampdown on the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly continued in Crimea. The authorities continued to predominantly target ethnic ...
The Director of Amnesty International (AI) Ghana, Robert Akoto Amoafo, has said that the majority of Ghanaians do not get access to lawyers due to the limited number of lawyers in the country. To that end, he has said no measure should be put in place to block persons from entering the legal profession.
Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan (second from right) receives Myanmar's Home Minister Kyaw Swe (second from left) in Dhaka on Feb. 16. A human rights report criticizes Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims. But in presenting the findings, Amnesty officials called Bangladesh's ...
Ukraine's law enforcement agencies continue to use torture, as well as other forms of ill-treatment, according to Amnesty International Ukraine. “The investigation into the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) for its alleged secret prisons failed to make any progress. Law enforcement officials continued to use ...
The Philippines authorities must immediately drop all charges and release prisoner of conscience Senator Leila de Lima, an outspoken critic of President Duterte who has been jailed on politically motivated drug charges, Amnesty International said ahead of the anniversary of her arrest. Senator Leila de ...
THE Amnesty International has accused the Federal Government of unlawful killings, torture and detention in the last 12 months. Enumerating a litany of mishaps it encapsulated in 15 human rights issues in Nigeria, the London-based non-governmental organisation, in its 2017/2018 annual report also ...


 

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